what was your first memory and how old were you?
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May 27, 2011 1:09 pm at 1:09 pm #597122
i have allot of memories from being very small, many from age 2 and some from 1; many people say they cant remember anything at all untill they were about four or five!
what was your first memory/ies, and how old were you?May 27, 2011 1:38 pm at 1:38 pm #778584
You must obviously have a good memory just to remember your screen nameMay 27, 2011 2:01 pm at 2:01 pm #778585
I remember getting married, but not sure of the date. Thank goodness for Outlook!
Ok, really. The earliest memory? Maybe 5 or so? My mother had a spice rack, and one bottle had cinnamon candys in them (still not sure why) and another had oregano, used for pizza, made on pound six.
(Q: who knows what pound six is?
(I’m expecting one person for sure.. anybody else?)May 27, 2011 2:14 pm at 2:14 pm #778586cell alertMember
ok i remember going on a train to Boston it must have been when i was just turning 3.
although one of my cousins who learnt Physiology in college told me that u dont remember anything from before you were 3. Also this memory is based on a picture. (we took a picture on the train.
does anyone have any memories from before they were 3 not related to a picture?May 27, 2011 2:34 pm at 2:34 pm #778587
i think it helps to invision your first house/s, and all the rooms and corners and stuff, then you remember all the memories that happened in those corresponding spots.
it seems like i can recall 3/4 of the days from when i was 2 and 3, is this abnormal?May 27, 2011 2:34 pm at 2:34 pm #778588mikehall12382Member
I vaguely remember an Malek teaching me torah…May 27, 2011 2:46 pm at 2:46 pm #778589
cell alert, my very first memory is when i was said to be 1, i recall seeing a blury dark object hanging on my ceiling from a corner of my room against a dim glowing lamps light and/or light from a window through my door, (it was a net of toys hanging on the ceiling/walls), i was told it was only there when i was one and i was only set in that corner of the room when i was one, also there isnt any photographs of it.
i saw academic analysis of the “photograph theory” though sometimes when you see a photograph it repetively reminds you of the event increasing the probability of remembering.May 27, 2011 2:48 pm at 2:48 pm #778590Mother in IsraelMember
I remember my preschool from when I was 2.5. My parents have confirmed that some of the stories I told them really did take place. I also remember sitting in a stroller and drinking a bottle, and I was weaned from the bottle at age 3.May 27, 2011 2:55 pm at 2:55 pm #778591canineMember
I remember my mohel.May 27, 2011 3:07 pm at 3:07 pm #778592
“does anyone have any memories from before they were 3 not related to a picture?”
“it seems like i can recall 3/4 of the days from when i was 2 and 3, is this abnormal?”
No, just atypical.May 27, 2011 3:42 pm at 3:42 pm #778593stickynoteMember
6HZ1W3J: Yes, I also remember things from that age. But my real sharp memories begin around the age of 3. Additionally, I remember other children and what they were doing 🙂 Its funny I can think of a friend and even remember what she wore and what snack she had when one day when she came to play…May 27, 2011 3:51 pm at 3:51 pm #778594HaLeiViParticipant
6HZ, did you talk early? I noticed by children that when they are able to put things into words, hereby solidifying and classifying what they see, they remember it better.May 27, 2011 3:55 pm at 3:55 pm #778595☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
I remember my mohel.
I didn’t know you were a ger.May 27, 2011 5:38 pm at 5:38 pm #778596brotherofursParticipant
i remember when i was 5 i was suppose to march in my cousin’s wedding and thought there was a monster at the end of the aisle (lol) i remember looking through the door to see if i wanted to go.
I’m not sure what else i remember that’s not based on pictures or videos or stories i heard [it’s hard to differentiate]
but i remember many things from preschool tooMay 27, 2011 5:41 pm at 5:41 pm #778597adorableParticipant
i rem stealing winkies in the middle of the night and my father finding me and putting me back to bedMay 27, 2011 6:11 pm at 6:11 pm #778598veteranMember
I remember Confederate soldiers forcing their way into our home to spend the night.May 27, 2011 6:17 pm at 6:17 pm #778599
HaLeiVi, i recall talking one time way earlier than i was supposed to but then didnt talk again untill the average age or a little later…
i believe i said something like “mommy, please don’t take me back to that babysitter ever again”May 27, 2011 6:18 pm at 6:18 pm #778600
“I didn’t know you were a ger”
or he could have been 1 of the many from the tinok shenishba category (former Soviet Union, etc.)May 27, 2011 7:47 pm at 7:47 pm #778601always runs with scissors fastParticipant
I actually have been blessed Kinanahara with a pretty good memory and my first earliest memory I am aware of is sitting in my crib in a pamper wanting milk in my bottle. I was around 2 or under.May 28, 2011 7:53 pm at 7:53 pm #778602123bubbyParticipant
I remember when I was 2.5 by my aunts wed. my cousins where flower grls and where walking down the aisle and I started running after them and crying ( my poor mother …)May 29, 2011 2:47 am at 2:47 am #778603brotherofursParticipant
that is so cool…. i also remember September 11th and i was pretty young then too, and there was no pictures from when my mother picked me up last from preschool on that day.May 29, 2011 3:05 am at 3:05 am #778604commonsenseParticipant
i have a few vague memories of when i was about 2-3. i remember a summer day someone was sprinkling us with the hose and i remember laying on a lounge chair with my neighbor (i think i remember that we were playing being fancy ladies.)May 29, 2011 3:26 am at 3:26 am #778605☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
or he could have been 1 of the many from the tinok shenishba category (former Soviet Union, etc.)
Good point. Or he could be joking.
Or, considering who wrote that post, it might have taken three years until they finished naming him.May 29, 2011 4:32 am at 4:32 am #778606
one time this 90something year old lady was talking about her first memories, it was so interesting, the world sounded so vacant and young. i think she said she recalled sitting on a wooden porch at a farm with no electricity when she was a baby… i guess thats my oldest “second hand memory”. woulda been around 1904 or so in the midwest.
anyone got an older second or third hand memory? what was it like back then?May 29, 2011 4:32 am at 4:32 am #778607cb1Member
i don’t remember much from when i was (very) young, but one thing i remember clearly is singing at my uncles wedding. i must have been 4 or 5 at the time.May 29, 2011 5:29 am at 5:29 am #778608Sender AvMember
I believe I remember going to see “Beauty in the Beast” with my mohter A’H and sister when I was 3(early 3, since my mother died 28 days after I turned 4 and probably would not have been well enough to take us). I don’t remember much about her and I also remember running down the halls of the hospital once to go and see her and kiss her hand to wake her up(like in the movies). I told my aunt about this a couple of months ago and she said she was there and I did in fact do this(no one ever told me about it).May 29, 2011 5:30 am at 5:30 am #778609Sender AvMember
I think my above disproves the picture theory.May 29, 2011 1:26 pm at 1:26 pm #778610HaLeiViParticipant
6HZ, I met an 103 year old man who came from Russia and had seen and spoken to some Tzadikim of great grand yesteryear.May 29, 2011 3:47 pm at 3:47 pm #778611me tooMember
I remember my mohel.How many years after your Bris (remember that too?)was he introduced to you? I too remember my Mohel. It wasn’t until I was an adult (Long after his petira) that I was told that R Yosef A”H was my mohel.May 29, 2011 4:19 pm at 4:19 pm #778612Derech HaMelechMember
My first memory? At what age is it normal to start remembering? I would be extremely impressed to hear of anyone that knows at what age they experienced their first recollection of a memory.May 29, 2011 4:30 pm at 4:30 pm #778613
my early ‘memories’ are definitely because of photos, but I remember a birthday party for me under a big tree in the country: my age was probably between 6/7-10?May 29, 2011 4:58 pm at 4:58 pm #778614ZeesKiteParticipant
Mommy calling me ZeesKite. Long, long ago. Then I started making a bit trouble (putting it mildly). She called me something else. I’d rather not go by that name!May 29, 2011 5:28 pm at 5:28 pm #778615
always here, wow 6or7 to 10 years old! you get the award for oldest age of a first memory.
that is incredible news to me.
maybe your just not thinking hard enough, u dont remember anything at all about kindergarded or first grade??
thats like borderline amnesia, anyone else have an even worse memory than “always here”?May 29, 2011 5:29 pm at 5:29 pm #778616
I remember being punished in the corner by my kindergarden teacher and pulling out the staples from the wall there from boredom.May 29, 2011 5:44 pm at 5:44 pm #778617
smartcookie~ thank you for bringing back my earliest memory!!
6HZ1W3J~ got one!! 🙂
when I was in kindergarten (age 5?) my teacher stapled her finger & I remember her bloody finger…I can still see her clearly in my mind’s eye standing there. … 1956?! :-OMay 29, 2011 5:48 pm at 5:48 pm #778618
Always here- so you’re about 60?? OMG what are you doing here??? You’re like my mom’s age!! How do you even know how to use the internet??!! 😀May 29, 2011 5:55 pm at 5:55 pm #778619
smartcookie~ LOL .. ya, almost :/ (better than the alternative). B’H!
I said on another thread that I thought I’m the oldest female poster here.
my oldest son is 32 ka’h; my youngest daughter is 22 ka’h.
but trust me.. I’m waayyy cool if I do say so myself 😉 .. feel free to test me.. just not too much memory stuff ;-PMay 29, 2011 6:56 pm at 6:56 pm #778620
i remember this time when i was maybe around 3, untill then i thought my mommy could see whatever i was looking at through my eyes because she always seemed to know what i was doing; i went up to her to show her something i drew, i held the paper at her but facing me and i looked right at the drawing and then started to leave, she grabbed me and said “come here, let me see it” and then she took the paper and turned it towards her eyes, thats when i learned that she had to look right at it too to be able to see it. i was pretty young, though im not sure of the exact age it had to be around two or three.May 29, 2011 7:08 pm at 7:08 pm #778621wanderingchanaParticipant
I was about 4 and my little cousin was turning one. I got all excited when I saw one of his presents and my aunt thought I was going to open it (maybe I was, LOL). She pushed me off to the side and I sat there stewing. There is a picture of me pouting while my aunt made a big deal of the gift and my cousin just stared at it.May 29, 2011 7:23 pm at 7:23 pm #778622gefenParticipant
I remember being in my mother’s womb. so cozy. really nicely decorated!
seriously though – i think i vaguely remember the first apartment we lived it – we moved out when i was 2. we have very few pics of that apartment so i really think it is from memory. i also remember the day we moved when i was 2 – i remember the empty bookcase in the living room and i crawled into the bottom shelf and thought it was so much fun.
i also remember some days in kindergarten.
problem is…… i can’t remember yesterday LOLMay 29, 2011 7:43 pm at 7:43 pm #778623prettyinpinkMember
i could one up you on that gefen! i remember being in shamayim, with the malachim singing so powerfully, it was amazing! and then, this one malach came to me and said “come with me, little neshama’le…”and i said “but dear malach, no, i don’t want to go…” then i remember learning with the malach, and i remember him touching me above my lips, and then i saw my mother, and magically, all my doubts and fears suddenly vanished!
ahhh! sweet memories! holy, sweet memories!May 29, 2011 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm #778624oomisParticipant
I remember being in a crib in my parents bedroom with the A/C on. I only remember it, because I recall standing up in the crib. I could not have been more than 2-3.May 30, 2011 7:41 pm at 7:41 pm #778625goldenkintMember
i remember showing my mom that the sheet in the crib was dry. 2 years old maybe. the crib was against the wall and i proudly showed off that i woke up dry that morning. i see myself patting the sheet with my hand as i tell this to my mom. i remember that something in the room was pink. besides the crib and its position i have no memory of anything else in the room .i must ask my mom how old i could have been. i also remember watching from the next room as the doctor examined my brother and made him cry. . we moved out of that house when i was 5 , but that seems to be an earlier memory.May 31, 2011 5:44 pm at 5:44 pm #778626
“I remember being punished in the corner by my kindergarden teacher “
S’cookie, I’m shocked! I never expected wild behavior from a CR member.May 31, 2011 6:16 pm at 6:16 pm #778627
I know, BPT. Please don’t shame me here in public! I tramed up with another kid and together we grabbed away a different girl’s snack 🙁
I remember it so clearly…the plan…the shame…the remorse…all from a little kindergarden kid!May 31, 2011 6:38 pm at 6:38 pm #778628RedNails19Participant
I remember a lot of my chilhood, actually…
but I was ona dat enot long ago where the guy LITERALLY rememberd EVRYTHING from just a couple months old…I quote “i remember my grandmas perfume and how my mom would mush chicken and apple sauce togther and i didnt like it…till this day i cant touch either” and the memories went on and on…and on…lolMay 31, 2011 7:18 pm at 7:18 pm #778629
Sorry- my previos post should’a said- “I TEAMED up with another girl”.May 31, 2011 7:24 pm at 7:24 pm #778630gefenParticipant
Smartcookie – DO TESHUVA NOW! 😉
RedNails19 – so……. ur getting engaged to him, right? can i come to the vort? 😉May 31, 2011 8:49 pm at 8:49 pm #778631
” I teamed up with another kid and together we grabbed away a different girl’s snack 🙁 “
That’s it? No one sent to the hospital? Cops (and / or parents) not called down?
In my days, grabbing a snack would have earned you a finger wag at best. Then again, I went to an inner city school and it was back in the 70s, so times were different then.
Grabbed a snack, huh? Don’t sweat it. You’re still just as “pure” as AdorableMay 31, 2011 9:06 pm at 9:06 pm #778632
I donno, now you got me thinking why I was punished so harshly for that. They put me in one corner and my partner in crime in another corner. Well well…I turned out fine!
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